We start with phosphate rock, which comes from our mining operations, and molten sulfur, a byproduct of oil refining. During our fertilizer manufacturing process, molten sulfur mixes with air and produces heat, which we use to generate large quantities of steam. We capture this steam and use it to power our facilities. Cogeneration is "clean" — it has zero carbon emissions and produces enough power to run Mosaic's fertilizer manufacturing facilities in Florida. Excess electricity is used at our mining sites or sold back to local power companies to help provide power to area homes and businesses.

From its inception, our Belle Plaine solution mine has maximized energy efficiency by using cogenerated power. Today, Belle Plaine is generating approximately 30 megawatts per hour of electrical power, significantly reducing the load on the external electrical grid.